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6 Vista Lago Adventure Park 10 Company Opens Beaches for Disabled 12 The Making of a Maritime Museum 16 Top 10 Comfort Restaurants 20 La Vida Roca 21 Restaurants to Visit 25 Sweets 26 Delish Dish Recipe


28 Shopping 34 Day with Nature 35 Coastal Hikes 36 A Day of Play at SLO Makerspace


40 Pet Friendly Places to Visit 42 Things To Do 46 Follow Local Instagramers 47 Just the Two of Us Day 48 Spas and Salons 49 Delish Dish Recipe 50 Galleries


52 Wineries

54 Day with the Family 24 55 Golf Courses

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55 Entertainment 58 Calendar of Events

Contributors Ben Schutzer Camas Frank Courtney Haile Judy Salamacha


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SALES Carrie Vickerman Dana McGraw

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ART & DESIGN Christy Serpa Michelle Johnson

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Vista Lago Adventure Park By Courtney Haile Photos by Justin Stoner


or the new Adventure Girl series in Tolosa Press I try new activities, push beyond my comfort zone of the gym, and explore what our little bubble of California has to offer. It seems dubious to write about Central Coast adventures without a visit to Vista Lago Adventure Park, located in the Lopez Lake recreation area in Arroyo Grande. Vista Lago is a side-by-side adventure and zip- line park with more than 50 elements to challenge your body and mind.


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I woke up on a Saturday morning excited and a tad nervous, nursing a slight headache from a sangria-like concoction I’d prepared the night before (rookie move, I know). Wanting to avoid crowds and heat, I arrived right before the park opened at 10:30 a.m. and checked in with Amy at the front window. I signed a two-page waiver, relinquished my keys as collateral for safety gear, and was ready for one hour of unlimited access.

A few other rugged outdoorsmen and I started at ground school, a 15-minute orientation and lesson on locking and unlocking oneself to a cable. This comes in handy and makes more sense in the air as this is how to transition from element to element. I stepped into a harness and got shackled to safety hardware before I learned how to traverse the cable. An anxious person, I worried about absorbing every morsel of information and compared myself to everyone else. Crap! Will I have to retain all of this information and demonstrate in front of everyone? I was indeed the first to demo and I didn’t totally have it down but there was no need to panic. Vista Lago has young friendly staff everywhere with a keen sense for newbies. Plus, I figured my co-worker Justin Stoner, Tolosa Press’ marketing guru, was listening. I didn’t have to attempt my first ropes course and zip lining adventure alone because Justin got harnessed in as well! continued, page 8

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We climbed the short, steep hill to the upper course where degrees of difficulty progress from yellow to black, 20 to 30 feet in the air. Nervous this was no longer a drill, I promptly forgot everything I learned in ground school. To start, I slowly and deliberately crept across four-inch wide wood planks while I grabbed ropes for support. I am not especially fearful of heights so it was more wiggly than scary. I continued to an element containing two ropes. Dependent on one’s positioning the ropes can be either friend or adversary. In other words, if you lean the wrong way you’re screwed. The sparse elements require more strategy than strength and I immediately and awkwardly swung sideways. Struggling with balance for a few long seconds was vulnerable; and fear stemmed not from actual danger but from loss of bodily control. I remembered the staffs’ tips to lean in to the supporting rope and cautiously made my way across. Relieved, I looked ahead to an intimidating spider webby wall.

I turned to the seasoned gentlemen behind us for advice and they encouraged me to use my leg strength. I am pretty darn strong, so gained confidence as I picked up speed and completed the yellow course. Justin’s time was up so I had the option of continuing through the green course alone or zip-lining for 30 more minutes. I spotted another ropey, potentially wobbly element ahead (yes, there were children attempting it with no hesitation). I opted for the zip line.

I regret not going for it because I know I could’ve done it; but I’d never zip lined and it requires far less skill. I did all three zips and was excitedly nervous before each one. The 700-footer is the fastest and most fun, and I screamed with delight each time.

My experience at Vista Lago Adventure Park was fun, thrilling, confidence building, and suitable for the mildly athletic and rarely adventurous. I will definitely visit again and give myself two hours to push myself further. Now that I understand the general movements, energy, and strategy involved, I will go in with confidence-- unafraid to fail or flail. Choose your own adventure at Courtney Haile is a fitness instructor and writer living in San Luis Obispo.

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ake up at the Avila La Fonda Hotel in Avila Beach. Take a short drive along the coast to Port San Luis Harbor and stroll on the pier before a hearty breakfast at Fat Cat’s CafÊ. On the way out of town, stop by the Avila Valley Barn to feed the farm animals and peruse the quaint open air market. Next will be wine tasting at Kelsey Winery in See Canyon then over to see the beautiful butterflies at Monarch Grove (late October through February). Enjoy dinner at The Spoon Trade in Grover Beach and then end the day Oceanside by building your own campfire on the beach at the end of Grand Avenue in Grover.

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By Camas Frank


hen former U.S. Senator Tom Harkin taught delegates at the Democratic National Convention the sign language word for America in July, he did it as a nod to the 26th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

It also reminded a lot of people just how many of their friends and family members need a little assistance from time to time. More than a generation since public facilities, businesses that serve the public, and the built environment have been modified


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Local Company Opens Beaches for the Disabled

to make reasonable accommodation for people in wheelchairs and with other needs - there are still vast swaths of experience closed off to them.

Jim Maples, a local retired coach and teacher, certainly thought about the difficulties faced by one particular loved one after moving to Grover Beach in 2015. Michelle Maples, his wife, was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in 1994. The disease attacks patients’ nerves, causing pain and immo-

bility. By the time they moved to the Central Coast--a beautiful vacation destination--to enjoy the weather and atmosphere, as well as to protect Michelle’s health from the punishing Bakersfield heat, she was, said Jim, “more of a beach spectator with the kids. She couldn’t do much in the sand but sit to the side and watch or wave.” That’s about when Jim saw a CNN human-interest story about a Veteran, a “wounded warrior,” living in Florida who had started a company to restore mobility, if not activity, to vets and anyone else who needed some on the beaches of the ‘Sunshine State.’ “He was renting out these incredible rugged power-chairs and I just said, ‘that’s what Michelle needs!” said Jim, of course he added, “We couldn’t find one anywhere in California.”

With a lot more research, a business plan good enough to secure a loan from local Founders Community Bank in SLO, and a starting roster of four power chairs, that’s how Michelle became the inspiration for California Coast Beach Power Chair. The chairs take between four to six weeks to produce, so it took some time to set up a rental business in the Pismo Beach service area. Custom made by Beach Power Mobility, they feature a heavy aluminum frame, padded adjustable seats, joystick controls, fold up armrests, adjustable footrests, and an optional beach umbrella. “We have the advantage of all year tourism here, so it really is the perfect fit between a product and business,” said Jim, “to give people back independence and freedom on the beach or around town while they visit.”

“It’s helping people when they need it with their families, but it also makes our County accessible [for people with disabilities],” he added.

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They’re now working with Beach Butlers, a local company that sets up weddings and other beach events, to have the chairs available for family functions as well as featuring the mini-vehicles at the Pismo Beach Classic Car Show and Fourth of July Fireworks at the Pier. One unit is available through Pismo Coast rentals. For the majority of other calls though, Jim delivers the chairs locally, which have an eight -hour battery life before recharge, for a pick-up delivery fee and $80 per day of use. “It’s been really great showing people what it can do. Whenever we go to an event people crowd around it,” said Jim. “It’s ‘Oh, cool. I never thought of that before,’ and they always have someone in mind who could use it.” For more information check out their website:

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The Making of a Maritime Museum By Judy Salamacha


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wenty-plus years ago a small group of people launched a dream that intended to preserve historic focus on maritime, fishing, coastal commerce and homeland security for the Central Coast of California. The board of directors, with the help of a few “friends” like founder Brent Roberts, established a nonprofit called the Central Coast Maritime Museum Association (www. Finally, in 2016 two events converged to bring that original dream to a reality. The City of Morro Bay identified a site - even donated and prepared a parcel under the looming stacks of the iconic power plant with a new postal address on the waterfront at 1210 Embarcadero. On D-Day Weekend in June, heavy haulers and overhead cranes positioned three vessels onsite to celebrate and establish the Maritime Museum of Morro Bay. On display and open for tours by volunteer docents on holidays and weekends are the U.S. Navy’s DSRV-2 Avalon, one of two rescue submarines built in the 1970s as a call-to-action after the crew of the USS Thresher sunk losing the entire crew; a U.S. Coast Guard roll-over rescue craft; and, after 15 years of restoration in the city’s boatyard, a freshened Alma, the tugboat owned by Sylvester’s Tug Services that was first on scene to rescue the crew off the oil tanker Montebello torpedoed and sunk off the coast of Cambria, CA ten days after the bombing of Pearl Harbor during World War II. 

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And, still to come to Morro Bay’s Embarcadero South T Pier this year on Sept. 29 through Oct. 10, is Cabrillo’s San Salvador: the Pacific Heritage Tour 2016. The Maritime Museum of San Diego also had a dream more than 20 years ago - to build an authentic full-scale replica of Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo’s flag ship Spanish Galleon the San Salvador, the first European ship to discover the California Pacific coastline. It tours to ports in California as a “floating classroom� for the public and school children to visit and learn about Cabrillo and life at sea in 1542. It is also thought that Cabrillo noticed El Moro during his search for a pathway to China. In later years Morro Rock became the beacon protecting docked fishing boats in Morro Bay as it welcomed visiting vessels to enter and stay and enjoy the Pacific coast fishing village. On Sept. 29 a Greeting Flotilla organized by the Morro Bay Yacht Club, including a newly crafted tule-reed boat built by the Salinan Tribe of San Luis Obispo and Monterey, will greet the San Salvador when tides are right at about 4:15 p.m. The crew of the San Salvador, captained by Dr. Ray Ashley, CEO/ President of the Maritime Museum of San Diego,


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will dock and set up an interactive seaport village entrance with teachable moments while waiting to board Cabrillo’s Spanish galleon. Docent led tours will be available daily beginning Friday, September 30 through October 9 from 10 a.m.-6 p.m. for $7 per adult and $5 for children 4-12 years old. Group tours and special event evenings are available. For online ticket sales blocked in a specific the hour of choice or more information contact or Discover Morro Bay at www.

The convergence of these two major events this year along with an inaugural charter membership drive titled the 1542 Navigators Circle will fund the building of the first phase interpretive center in 2017. A maximum of 40 investors for a minimal investment of $50,000 would establish the original dream for the museum to remain open to the public on a regular basis thereby preserving the maritime heritage and unique fishing village lifestyle on the Central Coast of California. Tour the San Salvador and other vessels at the Maritime Museum of Morro Bay in 2016 and watch it grow the summer of 2017.

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By Teri Bayus

omfort food is our first pleasure, representing the memory and flavors of our youth. When we revisit the sensory effect it is more than taste buds and fullness, it’s literally a remembrance of grandma, our childhood, and our life. I have assembled for you a list of the 10 top comfort restaurants in the area that hold true to the recipes of our youth.

#10 Apple Farm, San Luis Opispo Ladies first, let’s start with Willie (Executive Pastry Chef Willie Vey) known as the pie princess, the cookie queen and the maker of “the best darn biscuits in the world.” Her pies, cakes, muffins, cookies, and more are for sale and on display every day at The Apple Farm. If grandma was a baker, this is the only place that can hold a candle to her. Apple Farm is located at 2015 Monterey Street in San Luis Obispo.

#9 The Quarterdeck, Arroyo Grande A restaurant that keeps your coffee cup full and has fresh squeezed orange juice is always a welcome remembrance. The French toast is magnificent--a superior accomplishment of the age-old combination of bread, milk, eggs, and vanilla, with a dusting of powdered sugar. Nothing speaks comfort more than biscuits and gravy. When it they are done right (made with bacon grease and bits) it is unparalleled. The fresh buttermilk


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biscuits and the flavor bursting gravy is so good, you will eat every rib sticking bite, and dream of your grandmother. The Quarterdeck is located at 1500 West Branch Road in Arroyo Grande.

#8 La Parisienne, Morro Bay If you were raised in France or your soul resides there after visiting, a French Patisserie is what you long to wake to, smelling hot pastries and bread rising. Start with an egg and ham sandwich on a freshly baked baguette with ham, fried potatoes and cheese. Don’t leave without a walnut sticky bun, a chocolate croissant, and an apricot pastry. You will eat every bite moaning with pleasure and then order a dozen fresh baked sugar cookies to go. For lunch try one of the many scrumptious quiches with French onion soup. The soup is topped with a crostini and smothered with shredded cheese, all complementing the super sweet onions. La Parisienne Bakery is located at 1140 Front Street in Morro Bay.

#7 Fish Gaucho, Paso Robles The wonderful heritage came together to make Fish Gaucho a successful Mexican eatery. Among a perfect taco, enchiladas and burritos are Churros. This recipe was from the chef’s grandmother and will blow you away in its authenticity and taste. It is served with a cup of warm Mexican chocolate. This three-generation recipe was hot and crispy and covered in cinnamon.  The liquid chocolate for dipping was so good; you will drink it from the cup after the churros were eaten. Fish Gaucho is located at 1244 Park Street in downtown Paso Robles.

#6 Las Comadres, Santa Maria There is a misconception that a meal must be expensive to be decent. If the chef is passionate and well trained, the food is a culinary pleasure. The best example of this is a Salvadoran restaurant called Las Comadres. It is like leaving the country without a passport.

The house specialty is pupusas, a dish like no other and one of the most desired ethnic foods. A pupusa is a traditional Salvadoran dish made of a thick, handmade maze tortilla that is filled with a blend of cheese, cooked pork meat ground to a paste consistency, refried beans, or queso con loroc. But they can be stuffed with anything. They are fried and served like an extra thick mesa tortilla. You then put the cabbage and onion mixture

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#5 Surfside Pizza, Morro Bay

#4 Lil Bits, Grover Beach

Some of the best food is from small restaurants with a chef that pours his soul into the food. For pizza it is Chef Shawn (formerly of Shawn’s on Main). The menu is brief, the wine list on binder paper and the food is brilliant. The wedge salad served in a cold steel bowl, chunks of blue cheese, bacon, diced tomatoes and dressing. The pizza is daring and impeccable. The Breky pizza with potato, bacon, caramelized onion and a poached egg in the middle will remind you what pizza once was. It is family run and the 3-year-old taking your order just adds to the comfort. Surfside Pizza is at 2770 Main Street in Morro Bay.

The “diner” aspect of the chow scene captivates countless foodies. A well-deserved favorite spot is Lil Bits Café that is open for breakfast and lunch; they do down home cooking with bigger portion of better food. Try the perfectly cooked Eggs Benedict, with a delicious hollandaise sauce. The muffin is replaced with a fresh made biscuit. They run out every weekend; It is that good. But don’t forget to try the uber sweet Stuffed French Toast. This American classic is stuffed with fresh strawberries and cream cheese and dusted with powered sugar. Lil Bits is located at 151 North 7th Street in Grover Beach.

#3 Penny’s All American CafEé Restaurants who have become a staple in a town bring a sense of community and connectedness to all who eat there. This is a place where you can get a consistently great meal every time. The award winning Chili Verde, is prepared and perfected by cook/chef Amado. This delectable pork dish wrapped in tamale with chili verde inside and layered over the top is with a spicy Spanish rice and exquisitely stewed beans. Other favorites are the fried chicken. It is dusted in buttermilk and breadcrumb coating and then half-baked and finished in the fryer for a less greasy taste and more flavor. It is served with scrumptious mashed potatoes and steamed asparagus with a buttermilk biscuit. This is the perfect all American meal served with a smile. Penny’s All American Café is located at 1053 Price Street in Pismo Beach.


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#2 The Grill at The Cass House A Sunday afternoon is a day meant for stumbling into treasures of food and wine. No better place to stagger than the Grill at Cass House. Sit at the open counter that encircled the outdoor grill. Masterly designed by executive chef Cory Bidwell, it’s a testament to chef ingenuity and community spirit. The Market Artichoke is grilled, salted and served with herbed butter turning this flower into an extraordinary event. The pièce de résistance came in a butter slathered toasted milk bread that was cut down the middle. It is filled with huge chunks of Maine lobster, a tad of celery salt, mayonnaise and celery, it is then topped with radish sprouts and pickled onion. This was a surprise in texture and the large chunks of lobster whose flavor was not lost, but enhanced by the combinations. This was a culinary work of art. The Grill is located at 222 North Ocean Avenue in Cayucos.

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#1 The Spoon Trade, Grover Beach Perfection, every time. Comfort food served by an extraordinary chef using only farm fresh items and an outstanding staff. It is affordable gourmet food. The Tri Tip Tartar will blow your mind. It is Neiman Ranch beef chopped by the chef and topped with a tonnato sauce. It was tender and savory, and served with grilled sourdough bread. The Fried Chicken and Waffles are the reason most people dine there almost every night. Four pieces of buttermilk soaked and fried chicken pieces with the slightest drizzle of infused honey on top and roasted rosemary all accompanied by sourdough waffles and spicy kimchee. This is a religious experience. The Spoon Trade is located at 295 Grand Avenue in Grover Beach.

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a Vida Roca is an upscale Mexican Restaurant & Cantina that serves authentic Mexican food and traditional seafood, great Margarita’s, ice-cold beer served in frosty mugs and select wines. Owners Jim Tolle and Jerry Morfin have made it their mission to provide a Mexican Rivera dining experience to all in Morro Bay. With their unique flavors, an incredible roof top view, and a staff dedicated to ensuring your dining experience is special, customers should feel like they are on the western coast of Mexico either dining on a cruise ship or sitting in a high-end restaurant. Their unique recipes and dedication to providing customers with flavors they haven’t experienced before is what sets them apart from the rest.

Although they have only been open since December of 2015, La Vida Roca has already gained quite a following. The Chile Verde has become a huge hit with many of their customers, often called “The best Chile Verde I’ve ever had.” The Roca Clam Chowder has taken off in a major way as well. Unlike another typical clam chowder, it is made with a Mexican flare! It is served either in a cup, a bowl or, their most popular, Twice Baked Bread Bowl! After many suggestions from customers La Vida Roca has entered in the Pismo Beach Clam Chowder Contest, where they will go up against many local favorites. Their seafood plates, like the Roca Clam Chowder, are made to stand out against the norm. The Fish N Chips batter is made in house with ingredients you can’t really put your finger on


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but the result is something that really makes the flavor “pop.” There is shrimp available in a bounty of flavors including Garlic Shrimp, Shrimp on Fire, Shrimp in a Blanket, Shrimp Enchiladas, and many other dishes. They love to cook with shrimp and have found spices and sauces that will make any shrimp lovers taste buds come alive.

Of course, the traditional Mexican plates are always a hit, Menudo, Pozole, Albondigas, 7 Seas Soup and sizzling Fajitas are just a few of the dishes at La Vida Roca. The portions are huge; most customers walk out with take away containers. And, don’t forget the incredible view, from either the inside of the dining area or out on the patio. Roof top views offer customers a view right on the waterfront where they can sit back and watch the Bay. In the near future, La Vida Roca will offer breakfast 6 days a week and on Sunday a Mimosa Sunday Brunch. La Vida Roca is located at 725 Embarcadero, Morro Bay.

Restaurants NORTH COAST Allocco’s Bakery 1602 Main St. Cambria 805-927-1501 Bayside Café 10 State Park Rd. Morro Bay 805-772-1465 Blue Sky Bistro 699 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-772-8988 Celia’s Garden Café 1188 Los Osos Valley Rd. Los Osos 805-528-5711 Divine Street Café & Catering 84 North Ocean Ave. Cayucos, CA 805-900-5490 Dutchman’s Seafood House 701 Embarcadero, Ste E Morro Bay 772-2269 dutchmansseafoodhouse. com Giancarlo’s 810 Morro Bay Blvd. Morro Bay 805-772-9200 Hofbrau 901 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-772-2411 Kuma 2011 10th St. Los Osos 805-528-6767

La Vida Roca 725 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-225-1110 LoLo’s Mexican 2848 Main St. Morro Bay 805-772-5686 Nichols Pizza 1236 Los Osos Valley Rd. Los Osos 805-534-0222 nicholspizza. Off The Hook 833 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-772-1048 Otter Rock Café’ 885 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-772-1420 Rose’s Landing 725 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-772-4441 Shine Café 415 Morro Bay Blvd. 805-771-8344 Sylvester’s 1099 Santa Ynez Ave. Los Osos 805-528-0779 The Galley Seafood Grill & Bar 899 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-772-7777

The Great American Fish Company 1185 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-772-4407 bestfishrestaurant The Grill Hut 3118 Main St. Morro Bay 805-772-2008 Tognazzini’s Dockside Restaurant 1245 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-772-8100 Wine : Taste 4056 Burton Dr. Cambria 805-927-3700

North county Artisan 843 12th St. Paso Robles 805-237-8084

Wonderful Food. Friendly Service.

Casual, elegant dining at the Marina in the State Park.

Basil Thai Restaurant 828 11th S. Paso Robles 805-238-9945 Bistro Laurent 1202 Pine St. Paso Robles 805-226-8191 Buona Tavola 943 Spring St. Paso Robles 805-237-0600 Fish Gaucho 1244 Park St. Paso Robles 805-239-3333

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Guest House Grill 8783 El Camino Real Atascadero 805-460-0193 I’l Cortile Ristorante 608 12th St. #101 Paso Robles 805-226-0300 Mistura 700 Clubhouse Dr. Paso Robles 805-704-3744 Que Pasa Mexican Café 6917 El Camino Real Atascadero 805-462-1400 Villa Creek Restaurant 1144 Pine St. Paso Robles 805-238-3000


SAN LUIS OBISPO Apple Farm 2015 Monterey St. San Luis Obispo 805-544-2040 Bello Mundo Café 980 Monterey St. San Luis Obispo 805-345-2155 Ben Franklin’s Sandwiches 313 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo 805-544-4948 Big Sky Café 1121 Broad St. San Luis Obispo 805-545-5401

Bliss Café 778 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo 805-547-0108 Bon Temps Creole Café 1000 Olive St. San Luis Obispo 805-544-2100 Buona Tavola 1037 Monterey St. San Luis Obispo 805-545-8000 Café Roma 1020 Railroad Ave. San Luis Obispo 805-541-6800 Celias Garden Café 1188 Los Osos Valley Rd. San Luis Obispo 805-528-5711

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Cool Cat Café 3165 Broad St #102 San Luis Obispo Creekside Brewing Co. 1040 Broad St. San Luis Obispo 805-542-9804 Eureka! Burger 1141 Chorro St. San Luis Obispo 805-903-1141 eurekarestaurantgroup. com

G. Brother’s Smokehouse 885 E Foothill Blvd. San Luis Obispo 805-544-6465

Korberl at Blue 998 Monterey St. San Luis Obispo 805-783-1135

Giant Grinder Sandwich Shop 1901 Broad St. San Luis Obispo 805-543-6700

Laguna Grill 11560 Los Osos Valley Rd. San Luis Obispo 805-547-1485

Granada 1126 Morro St. San Luis Obispo 805-544-9110

F. McClintock’s 686 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo 805-541-0686

Gus’s Grocery 1638 Osos St. San Luis Obispo 805-543-8165

Foremost Wine Company 570 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo 805-439-3410

High Street Deli 350 High St. San Luis Obispo 805-541-4738

Louisa’s Place 964 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo 805-541-0227 Luna Red 1023 Chorro St. San Luis Obispo 805-540-5243

Mama’s Meatball 570 Higuera St. #130-135 San Luis Obispo 805-544-0861

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Que Pasa Mexican Cafe & Tequila Bar 1009 Monterey St. San Luis Obispo 805-541-0411

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Arroyo Grande 805-489-2509 Sea Venture 100 Ocean View Ave. Pismo Beach 805-773-3463 Scotty’s Bar & Grill 750 Price St. Pismo Beach 805-773-1922 Shell Beach Brewhouse 1527 Shell Beach Rd. Shell Beach 805-295-6328 Shell Café 1351 Price St. Pismo Beach 805-773-8300 Splash Cafe 197 Pomeroy Ave. Pismo Beach

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Moroccan Chicken Tagine 1 teaspoon cinnamon 3 tablespoons fresh cilantro, chopped pinch saffron strands ½ onion, chopped 8 garlic cloves, peeled 1 teaspoon cumin seeds, toasted & ground 4 whole cardamom pods, remove seeds, toasted & ground (discard shells) ½ teaspoon ground ginger ½ cup cracked green olives 1 preserved lemon in sections, pulp

Marinade: Mix cilantro, cinnamon, saffron, salt, onion, garlic, cumin, cardamom and ginger in a medium bowl. Smash garlic cloves gently and add 2 cups water. Mix well. Rinse chicken pieces, dry and add to marinade. Refrigerate covered for 2 hours or more. Preheat oven to 375°. Remove chicken pieces from marinade and set marinade aside. Blot the chicken dry and season with salt and pepper. Heat 1-teaspoon vegetable oil in large fry pan and brown chicken on both sides until golden but not cooked through.

Place chicken pieces in tagine; pour marinade over chicken. Cover and bake chicken for 45 minutes. Add olives and preserved lemon and cook for an additional 15 minutes. Let rest until slightly cooler to remove the tagine lid. Open the top so that the steam escapes away from you. Remove the chicken to a platter and keep warm. Pour the liquid into a small saucepan and heat to a slow boil. Let it cook down to thicken. (Add thickening agent if needed) Serve over couscous.

8 chicken thighs with skin and bones (or combination of breasts & thighs)

Kathleen Snyder is a food caterer, educator and blogger currently partnering with Talley Farms Fresh Harvest CSA providing recipes showcasing their produce. She is a San Luis Obispo County Yelp Elite reviewer and also writes reviews on for restaurants all over the world.

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rocery Outlet is known for offering extreme bargains for customers. The company buys surplus product from suppliers and passes the savings, averaging between 40% and 60%, along to the customer. SLO Grocery Outlet sells refrigerated and frozen foods, fresh produce, meat, organic and natural foods, dry groceries, beer and wine, as well as household, seasonal items, and health and beauty products. Ryan and Shannon became owners of Grocery Outlet after both had long careers in the corporate grocery industry. While they enjoyed their careers, their true desire was to have the opportunity to own a family business where they could live and work, be involved in the community, and fill a need. Grocery Outlet was a perfect fit. “It was very important for us as a family, to be able to live and work in the same community,” said Shannon. “We both had to commute before so we didn’t necessarily get to enjoy the ‘connection’ with the communities that we worked in. That is different here in SLO. We know our neighbors. Also, each of our children is involved in the business in one way or another. It really is special for us. “SLO is perfect. The entire area is very communityminded. We are able to be involved in so many things that are important to us. We volunteer at the schools, we work with the food bank and different charities. We sponsor activities. For us, being here and owning the store is about so much more than business.”

Ryan added, “Owning our store and being here is SLO is awesome. We get to know and build relationships with our customers, employees and vendors. In the corporate grocery industry that wasn’t happening for us anymore, and we really missed it. Everything became numbers and spreadsheets, the human element has begun to disappear.” While extreme deals are available throughout the store every day, NOSH, which stands for Natural, Organic, Specialty and Healthy, Wine and Produce are departments that customers at SLO Grocery Outlet seem to be the most impressed with and find the greatest deals over the conventional grocery chains. “Nobody should have to overpay for their groceries,” said Ryan. “NOSH, wine and produce are huge draws for our customers and the savings really are significant, sometimes the savings even surprise us.”

Shopping is a slightly different experience at Grocery Outlet.

“We like to tell people that shopping our store is like a treasure hunt” said Shannon. “We may not have everything on your list today, but what we do have will save you a lot of money. We encourage everyone to shop here first and save money. Also, if you find something you really like, get more than one, we may not get it again. We are just like an outlet mall in that sense.”

Ryan and Shannon Parrish are the owners of the San Luis Obispo Grocery Outlet located at 1314 Madonna Rd. in the Laguna Village Shopping Center. fall 2016


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Patrick James Men’s Shop 641 Higuera St. Ste 100 San Luis Obispo 805-549-9593 Picking Daisies 570 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo 805-783-2434 Sports Forum SLO 710 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo 805-543-8336 Tails 745 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo 805-544-7387 The Ritual 781 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo 805-596-0360


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ake up at The Cliffs Resort and start your day with the scenic Avila Ridge hike. Next, enjoy some down time with a delicious lunch and beverages at Shell Beach Brew House. Take a drive to Montana de Oro in Los Osos for a trail ride across the breathtakingly beautiful state park with Central Coast Trail Rides. Continue on to San Simeon to the Piedras Blancas Rookery to view the elephant seals in the winter for the pupping and mating season and in the late spring and early summer during their molting season. Head back to Morro Bay and end the day with a seafood dinner at Tognazzini’s Dockside Restaurant with a stunning view of Morro Rock.


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Coastal Hikes Bluff Trail This level out and back hike passes tide pools and beaches along a picturesque rocky coastline in Monta単a de Oro State Park. 1.2 - 3.4 miles Bob Jones Bike Trail This easy round trip hike or ride follows San Luis Obispo Creek to Avila Beach. 5 miles Cave Landing This short hike descends to a natural rock bridge at the end of a headland east of Avila Beach. 0.5 miles Coon Creek This out and back hike ventures up a coastal canyon at the south end of Monta単a de Oro State Park. 5 miles Elfin Forest Natural Reserve This easy boardwalk loop explores a pygmy forest on the edge of Morro Bay. 1 mile Headlands Trail This gradual lollipop loop in Harmony Headlands State Park crosses a coastal valley to reach picturesque ocean bluffs on the rugged coast between Cayucos and Cambria. 4.5 miles

Moonstone Beach Boardwalk This out and back hike crosses a boardwalk along a charming Cambria beach in Hearst San Simeon State Park. 2.85 miles

Point Buchon This short scenic loop or longer out-and-back hike explores the beautiful coastline south of Monta単a de Oro State Park. 1.33 - 6.8 miles

Morro Dunes Ecological Reserve This lollipop loop serves up panoramic views over Morro Bay as it climbs from Los Osos to Monta単a de Oro State Park. 2.6 miles

Point San Luis Lighthouse via Pecho Coast This docent-led hike crosses scenic coastal bluffs to reach the historic lighthouse on Point San Luis.

Morro Rock via Morro Strand This level stroll starts from Coisters Park, crosses Morro Strand State Beach to reach Morro Rock. 1 - 3.5 miles

Portola Point This loop explores a short hill in Morro Bay State Park just east of Morro Estuary with an easy-to-reach ocean overlook. 2 miles

Black Hill This out and back hike to the summit of one of the Nine Sisters reaches 360-degree views over Morro Bay. 0.6 miles

Shell Beach Bluff Trail Ontario Ridge Trail This loop explores the coast between Shell Beach and Avila Beach, on and below a 700-foot ridge. 2.8 miles

Piedras Blancas This out and back hike ventures up the coast from the Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Rookery to Piedras Blancas Light Station.3.2 - 4.2 miles

Sycamore Crest Trail This out and back hike ascends the north slope of Ontario Hill to a scenic ocean view perch. 1.75 - 3.25 miles

Los Osos Oaks State Natural Reserve This short hikes explores a pygmy forest of coast live oaks, providing a shady level stroll on overlapping loops. 0.75 - 1.5 miles Hazard Canyon Reef This short hike descends an oceanfront ravine to a rocky shoreline graced with engaging tide pools. 1 mile

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A Day of Play at SLO Makerspace By Courtney Haile Photos by Molly Kiely


e play to enjoy and amuse ourselves and sometimes that means tinkering, fiddling, building, and making. Whether you’ve carefully planned a project requiring a power saw or industrial sewing machine, or you just like to use your hands and play with clay, San Luis Obispo has a space where you belong.

Founded in 2014, SLO Makerspace is part machine and tool shop, part classroom, and all community. It is an open, collaborative space led by a board of directors and staffed with technical gurus, where members have 24/7 access to tools and machines I didn’t know existed. Non-members, like me, can take classes in the workshop’s certification areas such as 3D printing, lampworking, welding, and my new hobby: laser cutting and engraving.


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The laser cutting and engraving machine at SLO Makerspace, one of the only publicly accessible machines in SLO, uses a 100-watt laser to cut into or engrave on wood, leather, stone, acrylic, cardboard, glass, fabric, and more to create new or personalize existing items.  Projects begin on a computer with special software, and end with your design carved or cut onto almost anything. One could beautify a cell phone case they already own or make a handy mousepad or keychain from scratch. You may even become so skilled that you can sell your products, like Kevin of Zen Laser Collective who is one of nine entrepreneurs who rent a SLO Makerspace booth. If technical jargon and safety goggles make you nervous, you can rest easy for there are helpful hands. Enter the guru: there is a staff member for each certification area of the workshop, and they not only teach classes, but are available to advise you once you’re ready to begin a project.

A Cal Poly grad in microbiology, Laser Guru Lauren firmly believes in her alma mater’s learn by doing philosophy. A woodworker from a young age, Lauren originally came to SLO Makerspace because she needed access to a saw. She took to the lasers quickly; teaching classes to pay for her Makerspace membership before recently becoming a paid staff member. continued, page 38

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Lauren, who advises to be skeptical of yourself and skeptical of the equipment, had me attempt every step of the process during the hands-on class. She believes it takes four hours to get acquainted with the laser cutter and engraver. Two hours in class, plus one to get it wrong and one to get it right. I was pleased to know there is space to get it wrong. There is a sense of curiosity, questioning, and wonder in this space where you’re encouraged to figure stuff out while you work.

We began at the machine, creating a sample that displayed how the various laser settings and strengths translated onto my chosen material--a thin piece of scrap wood. Once we moved on to the computer the process crystalized. I tell the computer what to do, and then it tells the machine what to do— that’s all! Due to the high power output of the laser cutter and engraver, the SLO Makerspace charges 50 cents a minute, which is paid using the honor system. The software estimates how long your project will take, and the community members trust one another to pay their fair share. I left with my very own laser crafted SLO Makerspace keychain.


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The question is, must I become a member to use my new skill?

Everyone with a SLO County Library card, after passing the basic safety course, has free access the workshop for up to 15 hours a week. The program has introduced new faces and projects that expand and deepen the community. Some folks may zone in on their own projects with their headphones on, Lauren explained, but others might approach a new maker about his process and methods. This is the communal aspect Lauren enjoys most.

If a technical class isn’t your cup of tea, you can drop in for an actual cup of tea at their Wednesday night Sip and Sketch -- or if you prefer Thursdays and sewing you can Stitch n’ Bitch! These free programs, along with their kids’ night and upcoming Clay Play, are just some of the numerous opportunities available. If you’re looking for a different way to play, learn more at SLO Makerspace is located at 81 Higuera St #160, San Luis Obispo. Courtney Haile is a writer and adventure seeker living in San Luis Obispo.

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them at home. we can’t bear to leave


or some folks a family vacation includes bringing their pets too. The Central Coast has a multitude of places to bring your furry friends. Enjoy lodging, dining, beaches, wineries and hiking trails with the entire family. Knowing that your pet is welcome in advance allows for peace of mind.

Bed and Breakfast Creekside Bed & Breakfast Inn 5325 Vineyard Dr. Paso Robles (805) 227-6585 Creekside Inn 2618 Main Street, Cambria (805) 927-4021 Heritage Inn Bed & Breakfast 978 Olive St. San Luis Obispo (805) 544-7440 Inn at Morro Bay 60 State Park Rd. Morro Bay (805) 772-5651 Inn Paradiso 975 Mojave Ln., Paso Robles (805) 239-2800 Just Inn at Justin Vineyards & Winery 11680 Chimney Rock Rd. Paso Robles (805) 238-6932 Kaleidoscope Inn & Gardens 130 East Dana Street Nipomo (805) 343-9345


Petit Soleil 1473 Monterey St. San Luis Obispo (805) 549-0321

Hotels and Motels Avila La Fonda 101 San Miguel St. Avila Beach (805) 595-1700 Avila Village Inn 6655 Bay Laurel Drive Avila Beach (805) 627-1810 Bayfront Inn Morro Bay 1150 Embarcadero Morro Bay (805) 772-5607 Beach Bungalow Inn & Suites 1050 Morro Ave., Morro Bay (805) 772-9700 Blue Dolphin Inn 6470 Moonstone Beach Drive, Cambria (805) 927-3300 Cambria Palms Motel 2662 Main St., Cambria (805) 927-4485

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Cambria Pines Lodge 2905 Burton Dr., Cambria (805) 927-4200

Pismo Lighthouse Suites 2411 Price Street , Pismo Beach (805) 773-2411

Cayucos Beach Inn 333 South Ocean Ave. Cayucos (805) 995-2828

Sea Otter Inn 6656 Moonstone Beach Dr. Cambria (805) 927-5888


Cliffs Resort 2757 Shell Beach Road Pismo Beach (805) 773-5000

Bayside Cafe 10 State Park Road Morro Bay (805) 772-1465

Creekside Inn 2618 Main Street, Cambria (805) 927-4021

Big Sky Cafe 1121 Broad St. San Luis Obispo (805) 545-5401

Dolphin Bay Resort and Spa 2727 Shell Beach Rd, Unit 131, Pismo Beach (805) 773-5003 Dolphin Inn 399 South Ocean Avenue, Cayucos (805) 995-3810 Paso Robles Inn 1103 Spring Street, Paso Robles (866) 321-1828 Pier View Suites 12 N Ocean Ave., Suite 226, Cayucos (805) 995-0014

Blue Sky Bistro 699 Embarcadero, Morro Bay (805) 772-8988 Creekside Garden Cafe 2114 Main St., Cambria (805) 927-8646 Doc Burnstein’s Ice Cream Lab (they have Doggie Discs) 114 W. Branch Street, Arroyo Grande (805) 474-4068 860 Higuera St San Luis Obispo (805) 548-1986

Luna Red 1023 Chorro St. San Luis Obispo (805) 540-5243 Madeline’s 788 Main St., Cambria (805) 927-4175 Marisol at the Cliffs 2757 Shell Beach Rd. Pismo Beach (800) 826-7827 Dorn’s Original Breakers Café 801 Market Ave, Morro Bay (805) 772-4415 Dutchman’s Seafood House 701 Embarcadero, Ste. E, Morro Bay (805) 772-2269 Fin’s Restaurant 25 W. Grand, Grover Beach (805) 473-3467 Frankie’s & Lola’s Front Street Café 1154 Front Street, Morro Bay (805) 771-9306 Giovanni’s Fish Market 1001 Front Street, Morro Bay (805) 772-2123 Hoppe’s Bistro & Wine Bar 78 North Ocean Ave. , Cayucos (805) 995-1006 Indigo Moon Cafe 1980 Main St., Cambria (805) 927-2911 Las Cambritas Mexican Restaurant 2336 Main St # B, Cambria (805) 927-0175 Lido Restaurant The Dolphin Bay Resort & Spa 2727 Shell Beach Rd. Pismo Beach (805) 773-8900 Lil Hut 1205 Embarcadero Morro Bay (805)772-3488 Linn’s Easy as Pie Cafe 4251 Bridge St., Cambria (805) 924-3050

Mr. Rick’s 404 Front St., Avila Beach (805) 595-7425 Pappy McGregor’s 11122 Pine St., Paso Robles (805) 238-7070 Paso Robles Inn Steakhouse 1103 Spring St., Paso Robles (805) 226-4925 Sally Loo’s Wholesome Cafe 1804 Osos St., San Luis Obispo (805) 545-5895 San Simeon Beach Bar & Grill 9520 Castillo Dr., San Simeon (805) 927-4601 Sea Shanty Restaurant 296 S. Ocean Ave., Cayucos (805) 995-3272 Zorro’s Cafe and Cantina 927 Shell Beach Rd. Pismo Beach (805) 773-9676


Oceano Dunes State Park (805) 773-7170 Three miles south of Pismo Beach off Highway 1, Oceano (805) 473-7220 Olde Port Beach 3993 Avila Beach Dr., Avila Beach (805) 595-2515 Pismo State Beach 555 Pier Avenue (805) 489-1869 Spooners Cove in Montana de Oro State Park Los Osos (805) 528-0513 William Randolph Hearst Memorial Beach/San Simeon Cove 50 Hearst Castle Rd., San Simeon (805) 927-2020

Trails Bishop Peak Patricia Trailhead 850 Patricia Dr San Luis Obispo

El Moro Elfin Forest North East end of Los Osos, 2 miles south of the city of Morro Bay, Los Osos Laguna Lake Park and Trails 504 Madonna Rd. San Luis Obispo (805) 781-7222 Mission San Miguel Arcangel 775 Mission St., San Miguel (805) 467-2131 San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden 450 Dairy Creek Rd. San Luis Obispo (805) 541-1400

Wineries Adelaida Winery 5805 Adelaida Rd., Paso Robles Cayucos Cellars Tasting Room 131 N. Ocean Ave., Cayucos (805) 995-3036 Eberle Winery 3810 W. Hwy. 46, Paso Robles (805) 238-9607

Black Hill Trail Morro Bay State Park Road Morro Bay

Eos Winery 2300 Airport Way, Paso Robles (805) 591-8050

Bob Jones City to the Sea Trail Avila Beach

Moonstone Cellars 801 Main St., Cambria (805) 927-9466

El Chorro Regional Park 2990 Dairy Creek Rd. Highway 1, San Luis Obispo (805) 781-5930

Avila Beach Port San Luis Cayucos State Beach Ocean Front Ave., Cayucos (805) 781-5930 Moonstone Beach - Cambria Morro Bay State Park 60 State Park Road, Morro Bay (805) 772-2560 Morro Strand Beach Hwy. 1 and 24th St. Cayucos

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archery Central Coast Archery 12334 Los Osos Valley Rd. San Luis Obispo 805-439-1570 Four Season’s Outfitters 432 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo 805-544-5171 Farm Supply Company 1079 El Camino Real Arroyo Grande 805-489-5514

cruises Bay Cruisers 845 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-771-9337 Captain Stew’s Bay Cruise 571 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-995-3019


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Central Coast Sailing Charters 3662 Avila Beach Dr. Avila Beach 805-540-4667 Seaweed Express 805-703-0397

Diving Depth Perceptions Diving 12322 Los Osos Valley Rd. San Luis Obispo 805-595-3631

dunes Angello’s ATV 307 Pier Ave. Oceano 805-481-0355 Arnie’s ATV 311 Pier Ave. Oceano 805-474-6060

BJ’s ATV 197 W Grand Ave. Grover Beach 805-481-5411 Central Coast Beach Power Chair 661-331-7059 Steve’s ATV 332 Pier Ave. Oceano 805-481-2597 Sun Buggy ATV, RZR, & Dune Buggie Rentals 328 Pier Ave. Oceano 866-728-4443

farmer’s market Arroyo Grande Wednesday (8:30am11:30am) Smart & Final parking lot 1464 E. Grand Ave.

PLAY Arroyo Grande Saturday (12pm-2:30pm City Hall Parking Lot 214 E. Branch Atascadero Wednesday (3pm-6pm) East Mall & El Camino Real Avila Beach Friday (4pm-8pm) Front St. Baywood/Los Osos Monday (2pm-4:30pm) 2nd St. & Santa Maria Cambria Friday (2:30pm-5pm) Vets Memorial Hall Highway 1 & Cambria Dr. Cayucos Friday (9:30am-12pm) At the Pier Grover Beach Sunday (3pm-6pm) Ramona Gardens Park 10th and Ramona Ave. Morro Bay Thursday (3pm-5pm) Spencer’s Parking Lot 2650 Main St. Nipomo Sunday (11:30am-2:30pm) Monarch Dunes Golf Club 1606 Trilogy Pkwy. Paso Robles Tuesday (3pm-6pm) 11th & Spring St.

Pismo Beach Wednesday (2pm-5pm) Promenade at the Pier San Luis Obispo Tuesday (3pm-6pm) Grange Hall parking lot 2088 Broad St. San Luis Obispo Thursday (6pm-9pm) 700-900 blocks Higuera St. San Luis Obispo Saturday (8am-10:30am) Madonna Rd. & Dalidio San Luis Obispo Sunday (10am-2pm) Kennedy Club parking lot 188 Tank Farm Rd. Templeton Saturday (9am-12:30pm) 6th & Crocker

fishing Avila Four Season’s Outfitters 482 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo 805-544-5157 fourseasonsoutfittersinslo. com Jim’s Pro Bass Tackle 1034 17th St. Paso Robles 805-237-0549



Lopez Lake Marina 6820 Lopez Dr. Arroyo Grande 805-489-1006 Patriot Sportfishing 3 Avila Pier Avila Beach 805-595-7200 Pismo Beach SLO Camp and Pack 341 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo Tackle Warehouse 747 Buckley Rd. San Luis Obispo 800-300-4916 Virg’s Landing 1169 Market Ave. Morro Bay 805-772-1222

Gymnastics Central Coast Gymnastics 21 Zaca Ln. San Luis Obispo 805-549-8408



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Avila Hot Springs 250 Avila Beach Dr. San Luis Obispo 805-595-2359

Avila Beach Paddlesports 3915 Avila Beach Dr. 805-704-6902

River Oaks Hot Springs 800 Clubhouse Dr. Paso Robles 805-238-4600 Sycamore MIneral Springs 1215 Avila Beach Dr. San Luis Obispo 805-595-7302


Hot Springs

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Central Coast Kayaks 1879 Shell Beach Rd. Pismo Beach 805-773-3500 Kayak Horizons 551 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-772-6444

Paddleboard Co. 575 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-225-5555 Pismo Beach Surf Shop 470 Price St 805-773-2089 SLO Coast Kayaks 3915 Avila Beach Dr. Avila Beach 805-704-6902

Photo by Ben Schutzer

skateparks A-Town Park 5493 Traffic Way Atascadero 805-461-7606

Shell Beach Surf Shop 2665 Shell Beach Rd. Shell Beach 805-773-1855

Cambria Skatepark 1000 Main St. Cambria Cayucos Skatepark 10 Cayucos Dr. Cayucos

TKD Surfshop 911 Main St Morro Bay, CA 805-772-2431

Grover Beach Skatepark 1750 Ramona Ave. Grover Beach Morro Bay Skatepark 231 Atascadero Rd. Morro Bay 805-781-7300 Pioneer Skatepark 19th & Riverside Paso Robles SLO Skatepark 1050 Oak St. San Luis Obispo 805-781-7067 Templeton Skatepark 6th and Main St. Templeton

SURF SHOPS Azhiaziam 1140 Front St. Morro Bay 805-771-0199

Wavelengths 988 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-772-3904

Photo by Ben Schutzer

Avila Beach Paddlesports 3915 Avila Beach Dr. Avila Beach 805-704-6902

Esteem Surf Shop 590 Cypress St. Pismo Beach 805-773-2144

California Kiteboarding 695 Price St. #103 Pismo Beach 805-295-6306

Good Clean Fun 136 Ocean Front Ave Cayucos 805-995-1993

Cayucos Surf Shop 95 Cayucos Dr. Cayucos 805-995-1000

Joe’s Surfboard Shop 362 Quintana Rd. Morro Bay 805-225-1905

Central Coast Standup Paddling 501 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-395-0410

Momentum Paddle Sports 805-723-4009

Moondoggies 781 Dolliver St. Pismo Beach 805-773-1995 Panchos Surf Shop 181 Pomeroy Ave. Pismo Beach 805-773-7100 Pismo Beach Surf Shop 470 Price St. 805-773-2089 SLO Coast Kayaks and SUP 805-704-6902 Avila Beach

surrey Rentals Wally’s Bicycle Works Higuera St. San Luis Obispo 805-544-4116 Wheel Fun Rentals 630 Cypress St. Pismo Beach 805-773-0197

Seaweed Express Avila Beach 805-703-0397 Sub Sea Tours & Kayaks 699 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-772-9463

Zipline Margarita Adventures 22719 El Camino Real Santa Margarita 805-438-3120 Vista Lago Adventure Park Lopez Lake Recreation 6820 Lopez Drive Arroyo Grande 805-710-7970

whale Watching Morro Bay Boat Charters 1213 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-771-5500

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leep in! Start your day enjoying the beautiful scenery of the Morro Bay Harbor with a late morning champagne brunch at the Inn at Morro Bay’s 60 State Park Restaurant and Lounge. Then grab a beach blanket and head to the Embarcadero to visit Sub Sea Tours and Kayaks. Rent a couple of kayaks and get up close and personal with the sea life on your way across the bay to the Sand Spit. Lay your blanket on the sand and share some cuddles and kisses while enjoying the views of the sun bathing otters and sea lions. After you’ve washed away the sea, stop by Morro Bay Wine Seller to relax and taste local, regional, and international wines while munching on their variety of cheeses, and chocolates. For dinner, grab a table for two at Off the Hook, and watch the sunset over The Rock as you delight in some of the county’s best cuisine. If you still have some energy after your meal, check out The Libertine Pub for a locally crafted beer and dance the night away to the sounds of a live band.

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Spas & Salons

Tigerlily Salon & Spa 659 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo 805-541-9911 The Bladerunner Salon & Day Spa 894 Monterey St. San Luis Obispo 805-541-5131

North Coast Awaken Harmony Massage & Spa 501 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805- 215-4584 Back Stage Salon 960 Main St. Morro Bay 805-772-1083 Bay Beauty Spa 1140 Front St. Morro Bay 805-772-5038 Catch A Wave Beauty Salon 530 Quintana Rd. Morro Bay 805-772-2164 Mike’s Barber Shop 280 Morro Bay Blvd. Morro Bay 805-772-9262 Moonstone Day Spa 7432 Exotic Garden Dr.. Cambria 805-927-5159 moonstone-day-spa


New Horizon Hair & Nail Salon 2790 Main St. Morro Bay 805-772-9123 Rio Salon 330 Morro Bay Blvd. Morro Bay 805-771-8700 Serenity By The Sea 545 Main St. Morro Bay 805-772-7333 Shear Dimensions 1052 Main St. Morro Bay 805-772-3201 Spa By The Bay 895 Napa Ave. Morro Bay 805- 234-6922 Tan De Soleil 670 Quintana Road Morro Bay 805-771-8786

NORTH County

River Oaks Hot Springs 800 Clubhouse Dr. Paso Robles 805-238-4600

Bluebird Salon and Spa 742 Marsh St. San Luis Obispo 805-593-0234

Salon Gloss 818 13th St. Paso Robles 805-227-6604

Enchante Body Care Spa 560 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo 805-544-5486

Salon62 6895 El Camino Real, Atascadero 805-461-3262

Faces A’La Mode Inc. 1601 Osos St. San Luis Obispo 805-544-5729

Vinotherapy 5990 Entrada Ave., Atascadero 805-466-8466

Hive Natural Beauty Collective 2033 Santa Barbara Ave., San Luis Obispo 805-439-2255

San Luis Obispo Ageless in SLO 805 Aerovista Pl., #102 San Luis Obispo 805-540-5085 A French Touch Salon 1023 Nipomo St. San Luis Obispo 805-785-0340

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Shift Hair 1050 Broad St. San Luis Obispo 805-546-9900

Beauty Secrets Salon & Beauty Spa 847 Oak Park Blvd. Pismo Beach 805-489-3373 Heaven Tea Leaf & Foot 1741 W Grand Ave. Grover Beach 805-473-8388

The Spa at Madonna Inn 100 Madonna Rd. San Luis Obispo 805-543-3000

Salon OM 56 Landing Passage Avila Beach 805-627-1550

SLO Wellness Center 1428 Phillips Ln. #300 San Luis Obispo 805-543-8688

Shear Designs 2665 Shell Beach Rd. Ste C, Shell Beach 805-773-5379

Sycamore Mineral Springs 1215 Avila Beach Dr. San Luis Obispo 805-595-7302

South County A VItal Touch 731 Shell Beach Rd. Shell Beach 805-773-2206 Avila Bay Athletic Club & Spa 6699 Bay Laurel Pl. Avila Beach 805-595-7600

The Spa at Dolphin Bay 2727 Shell Beach Rd. Shell Beach 805-773-5003 Tutta Bella Salon 1750 El Camino Real Grover Beach 805-489-4589 Zada Salon Spa & Surf 600 Price St., Pismo Beach 805-556-0858



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Curried Squash and Cauliflower Soup 2 tablespoons olive oil

1 large onion, thinly sliced 4 garlic cloves, minced

1 head cauliflower, trimmed and cut into florets ½ Kabocha squash, peeled and cut into 2” chunks 4 ½ cups low-sodium vegetable broth (or water, or combination of both) ½ teaspoon coriander ½ teaspoon turmeric 1 ¼ teaspoon cumin 1 cup coconut milk

Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste

Heat oil in a large pot over medium-low heat until shimmering. Cook the onions and ½ teaspoon salt until onions are soft and translucent, 8-9 minutes. Do not brown. Reduce heat to low, add garlic and cook for 2 additional minutes. Add cauliflower, squash, broth, coriander, turmeric, cumin and ¼ teaspoon salt. Bring pot to a boil over medium-high heat; then reduce to low. Simmer until cauliflower and squash are fork-tender, about 15-17 minutes. Working in batches puree the soup in a blender until smooth, then return the soup to the soup pot. Stir in the coconut milk and warm the soup. Taste and adjust seasoning as needed.

To serve, ladle the soup into bowls and garnish with a handful of toasted cashews, parsley, a sprinkle of red pepper flakes and a drizzle of walnut oil on top.

Kathleen Snyder is a food caterer, educator and blogger currently partnering with Talley Farms Fresh Harvest CSA providing recipes showcasing their produce. She is a San Luis Obispo County Yelp Elite reviewer and also writes reviews on for restaurants all over the world.

¼ cup toasted cashews, coarsely chopped

¼ cup Italian parsley, finely chopped red chile pepper flakes walnut oil, drizzle

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Galleries San Luis Obispo Amnesia 787 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo 805-543-4323 Art by Colleen Gnos 141 Suburban Rd. C4, San Luis Obispo Arts Council San Luis Obispo County 570 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo 805-544-9251 Drew Davis Fine Art 331 Pacific St. San Luis Obispo 805-234-2302

Foundation for The Performing Arts Center 550 Dana St. San Luis Obispo 805-541-5401

Hands Gallery Contemporary Craftsmanship 777 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo 805-543-1921

Frame Works 339 Marsh St. San Luis Obispo 805-542-9000

Just Looking Gallery 746 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo 805-541-6663

Gallery at the Network 778 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo 805-788-0886

San Luis Obispo Museum of Art 1010 Broad St. San Luis Obispo 805-543-8562

Gene Francis Gallery 1120 Garden St. San Luis Obispo 805-545-7902

Spirits of Africa Gallery 570 Higuera St. Suite 150, San Luis Obispo 877-688-0156 Art by Colleen Gnos

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Steynberg Gallery 1531 Monterey St. San Luis Obispo 805-547-0278 The Claassen Gallery 774 Marsh St. San Luis Obispo 805-391-0361 The John Landon Gallery 1110 Morro St. San Luis Obispo 805-441-4422

South County Chris Burkard Gallery 271 B 5 Cities Dr. Pismo Beach 805-270-3835 Sayva Creative Art Gallery 65 Landing Passage Avila Beach 805-704-6859 Seaside Gallery 176 Foothill Rd. Pismo Beach 805-295-6386 Thomas Kinkade Gallery 500 Cypress St. Pismo Beach 805-773-9424 Under The Sea Gallery 324 Front St. Avila Beach 805-627-1488

North Coast By The Bay Gallery 895 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-772-5563

Morro Bay Art Association 835 Main St. Morro Bay 805-771-2504

Cayucos Art Association & Cayucos Art Gallery 10 Cayucos Dr., Cayucos 805-995-2049

Native Spirit Gallery 333 Bernardo Ave. Morro Bay 805-772-2571

Fiona Bleu 900 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-772-0541

Seven Sisters Gallery 601 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-772-2504

Focus On Nature Photo Gallery 601 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-772-4972 gallery.focus-on-nature. com

Under The Sea 833 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-772-4872

Forever Stoked 1164 Quintana Rd. Morro Bay 805-771-9095

North County Heritage Gallery West 840 13th St., Paso Robles 805-227-4676

Full Moon Pottery Studio-Gallery 345 Harbor St. Morro Bay 805-772-2890

Paso Robles Art Association 1130 Pine St., Paso Robles 805-238-5473 pasoroblesartassociation. org

Gallery At Marina Square 601 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-772-4972

Studios on the Park 1130 Pine St. Paso Robles 805-238-9800

John Ramos Gallery 407 Morro Bay Blvd. Morro Bay 805-772-2890

Tobin Reese Fine Art 816 Vine St. Paso Robles 760-537-0772

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Daou Vineyard 2777 Hidden Mountain Rd. Paso Robles 805-226-5460

J. Lohr 6169 Airport Rd. Paso Robles 805-239-8900

RiverStar Vineyards 7450 Estrella Rd. San Miguel 805-467-0086

Justin Vineyards & Winery 11680 Chimney Rock Rd. Paso Robles 805-238-6932

Sarzotti Winery 180 Bella Ranch Rd. Templeton 805-226-2022

Cayucos Cellars 131 North Ocean Ave. Cayucos 805-995-3036

Twin Coyotes Winery 2020 Main St. Cambria 805-927-9800

Castoro Cellars 1315 N Bethel Rd. Templeton 805-238-0725

Denner 5414 Vineyard Dr. Paso Robles, CA 93446 805-239-4287


Harmony Cellars 3255 Harmony Valley Rd. Harmony 805-927-1625

Bianchi Winery 3380 Branch Rd. Paso Robles 805-226-9922

Chronic Cellars 2020 Nacimiento Lake Dr. Paso Robles 805-237-7848

Eberle Winery 3810 East Highway 46 Paso Robles 805-238-9607

Morro Bay Wine Seller 601 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-772-8388

Broken Earth Winery 5625 California 46 Paso Robles 805-239-2562

Clavo Cellars 315 S Main St. Templeton 805-226-0174

Hammer Sky Vineyards 7725 Vineyard Dr. Paso Robles 805-239-0930

Stax Wine Bar and Bistro 1099 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-772-5055

Hug Cellars 2323 Tuley Rd. Paso Robles 805-226-8022

Calcareous Vineyard 3430 Peachy Canyon Rd. Paso Robles 805-239-0289

Croad Winery 3550 Vinedo Robles Ln. Paso Robles 805-226-9899 Cypher Winery 3750 CA-46 Templeton 805-237-0055

J&J Cellars 2850 Ranchita Canyon Rd. San Miguel 805-467-2891


Kenneth Volk Vineyards 2485 CA-46 Paso Robles 805-237-7896

Sculpterra Winery 5015 Linne Rd. Paso Robles 805-226-8881

Opolo Vineyard 7110 Vineyard Dr. Paso Robles 805-238-9593

SummerWood Winery & Inn 2130 Arbor Rd. Paso Robles 805-227-1111

Oso Libre Winery 7383 Vineyard Dr. Paso Robles 805-238-3378

Tablas Creek Vineyard 9339 Adelaida Rd. Paso Robles 805-237-1231

Pomar Junction Winery 5036 S El Pomar Rd. Templeton 805-238-9940

Thacher Winery 8355 Vineyard Dr. Paso Robles 805-237-0087

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Windward Vineyard 1380 Live Oak Rd. Paso Robles 805-239-2565

Clesi 1850 Calle Joaquin San Luis Obispo 805-286-5073

Sextant Wines 1653 Old Price Canyon Rd. San Luis Obispo 805-542-0133


Edna Valley Vineyard 2585 Biddle Ranch Rd. San Luis Obispo 805-544-5855

Tolosa Winery & Vineyards 4910 Edna Road San Luis Obispo 805-782-0500

Autry Cellars 5450 Edna Rd. San Luis Obispo 805-546-8669 Baileyana Winery 5828 Orcutt Rd. San Luis Obispo 805-269-8200 Turley Wine Cellars 2900 Vineyard Dr. Templeton 805-434-1030

Vista Del Rey Vineyards 7340 Drake Rd. Paso Robles 805-467-2138

Venteux Vineyards 1795 Las Tablas Rd. Templeton 805-369-0127

Wild Horse Winery & Vineyards 1437 Wild Horse Winery Ct. Templeton 805-434-2541

Biddle Ranch Vineyard 6985 Ontario Rd. San Luis Obispo 805-543-2399 Chamisal Vineyards 7525 Orcutt Rd. San Luis Obispo 805-541-9463

Filipponi Ranch Cellars 1850 Calle Joaquin San Luis Obispo 805-903-3567 Kelsey See Canyon Vineyards 1947 See Canyon Rd. San Luis Obispo 805-595-9700 Luis Wine Bar 1021 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo 805-762-4747 PierFront Wine & Brew 1653 Old Price Canyon Rd. San Luis Obispo 805-542-0133

Wolf Vineyards 6238 Orcutt Rd. San Luis Obispo 805-781-0448

SOUTH COUNTY 101 Wine Tours (805) 874-2675 Alapay Cellars 415 1st St. Avila Beach 805-595-2632 Avila Wine & Roasting Co. 53 San Miguel St. Avila Beach

805-627-1918 Kynsi Winery 2212 Corbett Canyon Rd. Arroyo Grande 805-544-8461 Monarch Grove Winery 180 CA-1 Grover Beach 805-709-4875 Morovino Cellars 468 Front St. Avila Beach 805-627-1443 Peloton Cellars 470 Front St Avila Beach 805.627.1080 Pismodise Sans Liege Wines 870 Price St. Pismo Beach 805-773-2770

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egin the day with a cool country hike along the Johnson Ranch Trail, then head in to Pismo Beach for an Old West Cinnamon Roll. Travel a little further to Avila Bay Drive and go for a swim at Avila Hot Springs. In the afternoon, take a leisurely bicycle ride along the shady Bob Jones Trail into the town of Avila where you can grab a cone of Doc Burnstein’s salted caramel ice cream at the Hula Hut. Finish the day with dinner at the Olde Port Inn on Harford Pier, soaking in the sunset and harbor views.

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Golf Courses Avila Beach Resort 6464 Avila Bay Dr. Avila Beach 805-595-4000

Hunter Ranch 4041 E Highway 46 Paso Robles 805-237-7444

Blacklake Resort 1490 Golf Course Ln. Nipomo 805-343-1214

Laguna Lake 11175 Los Osos Valley Rd. San Luis Obispo 805-781-7309

Cypress Ridge 780 Cypress Ridge Pkwy. Arroyo Grande 805-474-7979

Monarch Dunes 1606 Trilogy Pkwy. Nipomo 805-343-9459

Chalk Mountain 10000 El Bordo Rd. Atascadero 805-466-8848

Morro Bay 201 State Park Rd. Morro Bay 805-782-8060

Dairy Creek 2990 Dairy Creek Rd. San Luis Obispo 805-471-6196

Pismo State Beach 25 W. Grand Ave. Grover Beach 805-481-5215 River Oaks Golf Course 800 Clubhouse Dr. Paso Robles 805-226-8099

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San Simeon Pines Resort 7200 Moonstone Beach Dr. Cambria 805-927-4648 Sea Pines Golf Resort 1930 Solano St. Los Osos 805-528-5252 x2

The Avila Beach Golf Resort is a public golf course conveniently located just three miles off Highway 101 in the heart of the Central Coast of California, halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. This pocket of sunshine offers breathtaking views of Avila’s oceanfront and is a short walk from upscale restaurants, shops and boutique hotels that fill the beach community. The Resort’s onsite restaurant, Mulligan’s Bar & Grill, offers drink specials and is open for breakfast and lunch daily. With four unique venue locations, the Avila Beach Golf Resort presents the ideal spot for your Golf Tournament, Wedding, Private Event, Concerts, Festivals and more!

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Entertainment north coast 10th Street Grill 2011 10th St. Los Osos 805-528-2011 Baywood Ale House 690 Santa Maria Ave. Los Osos 805-752-1089 Cambria Pines Lodge 2905 Burton Dr. Cambria 805-927-4200 The SIren 900 Main St. Morro Bay 805-772-8478


Mozzi’s Saloon 2262 Main St. Cambria 805-927-4767

Old Cayucos Tavern 130 N. Ocean Ave. Cayucos 805-995-3209

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Otter Rock Café 885 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-772-1420

Skippers Restaurant 113 N. Ocean Cayucos 805-995-1122

Sweet Springs Saloon 990 Los Osos Valley Rd. Los Osos 805-528-3764

Tognazzini’s Dockside 245 Embarcadero Morro Bay 805-772-8100 Windows On The Water 699 Embarcadero Ste. 7 Morro Bay 805-772-0677

north county Asuncion Ridge 725 12th St. Paso Robles 805-237-1425 Avion & Claw 6155 El Camino Real Atascadero 805-461-9463 Broken Earth Winery 5625 Highway 46E. Paso Robles 805-239-2562 Bru Coffeehouse 576 El Camino Real Atascadero 805-464-5007 Camozzi’s 5855 El Camino Real Atascadero 805-466-1880 D’anbino Vineyards & Cellars 710 Pine St. Paso Robles 805-227-6800 LaBellasera Hotel & Suites 206 Alexa Ct. Paso Robles 805-238-2834 Last Stage West 15050 Morro Rd. 805-461-1393 Pappy Mcgregor’s 1122 Pine St. Paso Robles 805-238-7070

Paso Robles Inn Cattleman’s Lounge 1103 Spring St. Paso Robles 805-238-2660 Pine Street Saloon 1234 Pine St. Paso Robles 805-238-1114 The Pony Club 1021 Pine St. Paso Robles 805-226-9995 The Ranch 1285 Mission St. San Miguel 805-467-5047

The Graduate 990 Industrial Way 805-541-0969 Linnaea’s Café 1110 Garden St. 805-541-5888 Library Lounge 723 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo 805-542-0199 Luna Red 1023 Chorro St. 805-540-5243 McCarthy’s 43 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo 805-544-1900

Sculpterra Winery 5015 Linne Rd. Paso Robles 805-226-8881

Mothers Tavern 725 Higuera St. San Luis Obispo 805-541-8733

Vina Robles Amphitheatre 3800 Mill Rd. Paso Robles 805-286-3680

Pappy Mcgregor’s 1865 Monterey St. 805-543-Kilt (5458)

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Slo Brewing Co. 1119 Garden St. 805-543-1843

SLO Little Theatre 888 Morro St. San Luis Obispo 805-786-2440

Laetitia Winery 453 Laetitia Vineyard Dr. Arroyo Grande 805-481-1772

Shell Café 1351 Price St. Pismo Beach 805-773-8300

Sunset Drive In 255 Elks Lane San Luis Obispo 805-544-4475

Lido Restaurant At Dolphin Bay 2727 Shell Beach Rd. Shell Beach 805-773-4300

Ralph & Duanes 108 W Branch St. Arroyo Grande 805-481-2871

south county Central Coast Casino 359 W. Grand Ave. Grover Beach 805-474-8500 Creative Juices Lounge 874 Guadalupe St. Guadalupe 805-219-0518 F. Mclintocks Saloon 750 Mattie Rd. Pismo Beach 133 Bridge St. Arroyo Grande 805-773-1892 Harry’s Night Club & Beach Bar Cypress And Pomeroy Downtown Pismo Beach 805-773-1010

Locked Inn Grove Beach 805-270-3259 Manrock Brewing Co. 1750 El Camino Real Ste. A Grover Beach 805-270-3089 Mongo’s Saloon 359 W. Grand Ave. Grover Beach 805-489-3639 Mr. Rick’s 404 Front St. Avila Beach 805-595-7425

Talley Vineyards 3031 Lopez Dr. Arroyo Grande 805-489-0446 The Cliffs Resort 2757 Shell Beach Rd. 805-773-5000 Ventana Grill 2575 Price St. Pismo Beach 805-773-0000 Vino Versato 781 Price St. Pismo Beach 805-773-6563

Sea Venture 100 Ocean View Pismo Beach 805-773-4994

Bon Temps Creole Café 1000 Olive St. 805-544-2100 Bulls Tavern 1032 Chorro St. San Luis Obispo 805-543-2217 Creeky Tiki 782 Higuera St. 805-903-2591 Fremont Theatre 888 Marsh St. San Luis Obispo 805-546-8600 Frog & Peach Pub 728 Higuera St. 805-595-3764

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Calendar of Events Atascadero (AT) Paso Robles (PR)

Cambria (CM) Cayucos (CY)


Morro Bay (MB) San Luis Obispo (SL)

Avila Beach (AB) Pismo Beach (PB)

Surfing For Hope Longboard Contest & Fun Fair

November Paderewski Festival (PR)

A Toast to the Coast (CM)

Rockin’ Harvest on the Coast (AB)

Morro Bay Harbor Festival (MB)

Cayucos Car Show (CY)

City to the Sea Half Marathon (SL)

SLO Wine Country’s Harvest Festival (SL)

Paso Robles Harvest Wine Weekend (PR)

Garagiste Wine Festival (PR)

Bubblyfest by the Sea (AB)

SLO Bacon Festival (SL)

Scarecrow Festival (CM)

Christmas Concert & Parade in the Village (AG)

Pismo Clam Festival (PB)

Festival of the Trees (CM)

Pismo Jazz Jubilee (PB)


Central Coast Railroad Festival (SL) Oktoberfest Craft Show (CM) Antique Street Faire (CY) Carved Pumpkin Contest (GB)


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Arroyo Grande (AG) Grover Beach (GB)

Holiday Lighting Ceremony, Sunken Gardens (AT) Holiday Parade Downtown SLO (SL) Holiday Harmony & Tree Lighting Downtown Pismo Beach (PB) Reindeer Run 5K (SL) Lighted Boat Parade (MB) Christmas Light Parade (PR) South County Holiday Parade (AG) Holiday Tree Lighting (GB)


Cambria Hospitality Night (CM)

Polar Bear Ocean Dip (CY) Winter Bird Festival (MB)

Christmas in Cayucos (CY)

Art & Wine Festival Cambria (CM)

Cambria Christmas Market (CM)

Art & Wine Tour (AT)

February Coastal Discovery & Stewardship (CM) California Western Monarch Day (PB) Inspired Home, Garden and Gourmet Expo of Paso Robles (PR)

Paso Unveiled Fashion Show Fundraiser and Extravaganza (PR)


SLO International Film Festival (SL)

SLO Culinary Carnival (SL)

Sea Glass Festival (CY)

SLO Craft Beer Festival (SL)

Inspired 5K Fun Run and Health Expo of SLO (SL)

Western Dance Jamboree (CM) Antique Show (AG) BlendFest on the Coast (PR)

Festival Mozaic’s Winter Mezzo (SL)

Vintage Paso: Zinfandel (PR)

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